There are several companies competing to be the leader in measuring influence, and many agencies and brands trying to figure out how useful those metrics are, and how to best incorporate them into their targeting and their campaigns. But what if, instead of measuring the influence of strangers and then trying to convert them into fans, you could do something even more effective: get people who are already fans, and give them the tools to become more influential.
That’s the idea behind Fanrank, a new Facebook app that rewards brands for spreading the word about your brand on Twitter and on Facebook. Read →
The June 2010 issue of Consumer Reports includes the annual Consumer Reports National Research Center State of the Net survey, which is based on a January survey of 2,000 online households, projected to 82.3 million U.S. internet-using households. According to the survey, two out of three online U.S. households use social networks such as Facebook [...] Read →
Mobile app investment should grow significantly this year, according to a report from DM2PRO and Quattro Wireless. Fewer than one-half of marketers created either a mobile or social app in 2009, but most plan to invest in a mobile app this year. The iPhone is the platform of choice, followed by Android. Among those marketers who [...] Read →
Marketing Profs has released an enormous new report on “The State of Social Media Marketing,” which details social media usage, strategy and predictions for 2010 based on consultations with a panel of social media experts, surveys of more than 5,000 MarketingProfs readers, and comScore panel data. Amy Porterfield has written a great summary of some of the report’s [...] Read →